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Accession # SRM2004-1.5

Flax

Modern


Flax has been used for making linen for as long as 5,000 years and was introduced to North America by the Puritans upon their arrival to the English colonies in what is now The United States of America. The fiber is extracted from the bast or skin of the stem of the flax plant and different grades of coarseness are used to make different products, i.e. fine grades are used for silk and damask while coarser grades are better for twine and rope. Flax can also be used for making high quality paper, such as banknotes or cigarette rolling paper.




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